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Facts to know about the Marriage of Figaro

Five Facts to know about Mozart and Da Ponte’s The Marriage of Figaro

Opera Sense recommended recordings of The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro):   Here are five facts to know about The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro), one … Continue readingFive Facts to know about Mozart and Da Ponte’s The Marriage of Figaro

most popular operas

Top 10 Most Popular Operas in the World

Here are the ten most popular operas by number of performances according to Operabase, perhaps the world’s greatest organizer of data relating to the world of opera. The figures apply … Continue readingTop 10 Most Popular Operas in the World

Recitative

What is recitative?

You may have heard the term recitative when you hear people talk about opera, but what exactly is recitative? This is my definition of recitative – any semi-spoken, semi-sung non-repetitive … Continue readingWhat is recitative?